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Offline newby05

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Epsom Salt
« on: July 10, 2010, 11:09:14 PM »
Does anyone find health benefits from bathing with epsom salt? After reading the benefits of magnesium sulfate, I have decided to give it a try. I was wondering if it really does filter toxins out of the body. I don't want to do anything that messes up the upward spiral I am achieving with my Atripla.

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Re: Epsom Salt
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 11:50:00 PM »
An epsom salt bath isn't going to interfere with your Atripla.

I've never heard anything about epsom salts filtering toxins, but I do know it is recommended for things like sore muscles. I don't know if using it regularly would be of any use, but I doubt it would cause any harm, unless your skin is sensitive to it.
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Re: Epsom Salt
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 11:51:57 PM »
Do you care to be a tad more specific?

As I understand it, the infirm and the elderly use it to make a bath that has some comforting affect.  As far as filtering toxins... I can't understand what mechanism would empower it to do that.  The skin is a reasonably effective barrier to the movement of fluids and chemicals.  That's why we don't dissolve in water when we swim.

From an immunological stand point... fat chance.  Again, doesn't pass muster.

Living well will do wonders to boost your outlook and your health.  Living well is exercising, eating healthy, and taking meds as prescribed.

Now in the living well context, Epsom Salts may make your ass powder soft... which might enhance your sex life and thus add to your enjoyment of life.   :P
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Re: Epsom Salt
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 12:25:21 AM »
Excellent treatment for hemorrhoids!  Also will make your hydrangeas blue for gardening.  As far as the need to "clear toxins" I'm not sure what you're getting at.  Lady Di used to call her high colonics her "Pamper Diana" days, is that what you mean?
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Re: Epsom Salt
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 12:53:25 AM »
I don't know about that either.  I do remember an older aunt using one of my mom's mixing bowls to soak her feet in it.  My mom threw that bowl away. 

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Re: Epsom Salt
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 07:46:35 AM »
I don't know about that either.  I do remember an older aunt using one of my mom's mixing bowls to soak her feet in it.  My mom threw that bowl away. 

Ew. She should have bleached the bowl and kept it, but thrown the older auntie out. ;D ;)
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